Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Day Before

Today is one day before our first marathon! At this time tomorrow we will already be marathoners, so exciting to think about!

I am not even that nervous, I am just really excited and want to run 26.2 miles already.  Let's get this show on the road!

Mike and I opted to stay at our house tonight since the marathon starts at 8am and it is about an hour and twenty minute drive from our house to the start.  Triathlons have forced us to wake up at 4:45am before so we will be fine!  We also wanted to save a little bit of money and not have to board Bernie for the night.


We did make the drive to Corning, where the race will finish, this morning to pick up our packets and bibs.  The expo was at the Corning Community YMCA and it was typical for a smaller race, even though Wineglass does get a lot of entrants I still think it is on the smaller side.

Map of where runners are from

Runners from Maine! <3

 Not a bad forecast!

We were in and out in about twenty minutes.

After that we headed to the Information Center to pick up our wineglasses and splits of champagne.

 The finish line in Corning

 Where I will become a marathoner (and notice our champagne)

Mike's parents are on the road as I am typing this making their way to come support us tomorrow, which we really appreciate.  Tonight we are just carbo-loading, relaxing and getting ready for the race.

I want to thank you all for your support, encouragement, advice, carbo-loading meals and love during our training! I wish I could thank each of you face to face (and hopefully someday I will) but for now accept my gratitude via the internet.

I especially want to thank my parents because even though they are 10 hours away from us, I know that they support our journey every second of every day.  I can't wait until they are able to see us run a marathon or compete in our Ironman.  I know that they will be thinking of us tomorrow, and I'm sure that I will be thinking of them. 

The next time I post, we will be marathoners!

23 comments:

  1. Good luck, have fun and smile a lot! And at mile 22, remember that you're doing this because it's fun and because you're awesome.

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  2. OMG, OMG, OMG--t-minus 24 hours! Have a great race tomorrow, Jamie! Trust your training and enjoy the experience! :)

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  3. Yayyyyy!! Best of luck to you! You'll be great!! Can't wait for the recap! Spa love! <3

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  4. VERY exciting! You were also right down the street from where I live! Crazy! Good luck tomorrow, I'm looking forward to your post marathon blog post!

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  5. Woohoo!!! You are going to do so great!!!! Good luck!!!

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  6. EEEEE!!!!! Good luck tomorrow!!! You're gonna kill it! So excited for you!!

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  7. SO, SO excited!!! Can't wait to hear all about your adventure!!

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  8. Gooooood luck!!! Cannot wait to read all about it :)

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  9. Woohoo! Best of luck to you, Jamie!

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  10. My friend Luke is one of those from Missouri. He just posted his finish line pic on FB. So pleased for him and for you on your first marathon!

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  11. Dad and I actually thought about driving all the way there last night just to surprise you...but we know that you understand why we did not do that!! We have thought about you all morning...every time we looked at the clock we were guessing where you and Mike were and we were cheering you both on...GO JAMIE GO and GO MIKE GO!!!!

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  12. Thinking of you today, Jamie... can't wait to hear about it!

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  13. I can't wait to hear about your race today!

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  14. I can't wait to hear all about it Jamie!! I have been thinking about you today:) I hope it went great!

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  15. Hope everything went really well today! I've been thinking about you guys today.

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  16. It feels weird to comment on this post now, but I just wanted to say that I loved the photo of you at the finish line.

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  17. Ahhh sooo exciting! Can't wait to hear about it!!!!!

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  18. JAMIE - get the recap up :P I'm dying here!!!!

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